Compare Dropbox Business vs ownCloud

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comparison of Dropbox Business vs. ownCloud
based on data from user reviews. Dropbox Business rates 4.3/5 stars with 5,408 reviews. ownCloud rates 4.0/5 stars with 103 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Standard
$12.50
/user/month (if billed annually), starting at 5 users
 
Advanced
$20
/user/month (if billed annually), starting at 5 users
 
Enterprise
Contact us
 
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
Dropbox Business
Standard
$12.50/user/month (if billed annually), starting at 5 users
Advanced
$20/user/month (if billed annually), starting at 5 users
Enterprise
Contact us
Free Trial
ownCloud
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.9
8.6
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.9
8.6
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.9
8.2
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.8
8.6
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.5
7.3
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.9
8.1
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
7.7
7.7
Meets Requirements
Dropbox Business
8.9
ownCloud
8.6
Ease of Use
Dropbox Business
8.9
ownCloud
8.6
Ease of Setup
Dropbox Business
8.9
ownCloud
8.2
Ease of Admin
Dropbox Business
8.8
ownCloud
8.6
Quality of Support
Dropbox Business
8.5
ownCloud
7.3
Ease of Doing Business With
Dropbox Business
8.9
ownCloud
8.1
Product Direction (% positive)
Dropbox Business
7.7
ownCloud
7.7

Features

File Management
Device Syncing
Dropbox Business
8.8
ownCloud
8.5
Web Interface
Dropbox Business
8.6
ownCloud
8.5
File Type Support
Dropbox Business
8.9
ownCloud
8.9
Search
Dropbox Business
8.5
ownCloud
8.1
Mobile Apps
Dropbox Business
8.6
ownCloud
8.1
Collaboration
File following
Dropbox Business
8.7
ownCloud
8.1
File Sharing
Dropbox Business
9.2
ownCloud
9.0
Simultaneously Editing
Dropbox Business
7.9
ownCloud
7.3
Change Tracking / Audit Logs
Dropbox Business
8.2
ownCloud
7.5
Administration
User and Role Management
Dropbox Business
8.8
ownCloud
8.7
Single Sign-On
Dropbox Business
8.8
ownCloud
8.1
Policies and Controls
Dropbox Business
8.6
ownCloud
8.2
Device Management
Dropbox Business
8.7
ownCloud
8.2
Storage Limits
Dropbox Business
8.3
ownCloud
9.2
Storage Zones
Dropbox Business
8.5
ownCloud
8.7
Security
Dropbox Business
8.9
ownCloud
8.2
Platform
Internationalization
Dropbox Business
8.9
ownCloud
8.9
Performance and Reliability
Dropbox Business
8.9
ownCloud
7.7
Reporting and Auditing
Dropbox Business
8.5
ownCloud
7.6
System of Record Integration
Dropbox Business
8.7
ownCloud
8.6
APIs
Dropbox Business
8.6
ownCloud
7.7

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
52.1%
51.0%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
28.9%
36.3%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
19.0%
12.7%
Dropbox Business
Small-Business
52.1%
Mid-Market
28.9%
Enterprise
19.0%
ownCloud
Small-Business
51.0%
Mid-Market
36.3%
Enterprise
12.7%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Marketing and Advertising
5.6%
Information Technology and Services
17.5%
 
Education Management
4.5%
Computer Software
14.6%
 
Information Technology and Services
4.5%
Telecommunications
5.8%
 
Non-Profit Organization Management
4.0%
Marketing and Advertising
5.8%
 
Accounting
3.9%
Hospital & Health Care
4.9%
 
Other
77.5%
Other
51.5%
Dropbox Business
Marketing and Advertising
5.6%
Education Management
4.5%
Information Technology and Services
4.5%
Non-Profit Organization Management
4.0%
Accounting
3.9%
Other
77.5%
ownCloud
Information Technology and Services
17.5%
Computer Software
14.6%
Telecommunications
5.8%
Marketing and Advertising
5.8%
Hospital & Health Care
4.9%
Other
51.5%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Socorro P.
User

Eso le permite cargar y guardar todo tipo de archivos de forma segura en la nube y es fácil de usar. Es importante tener en cuenta que actualmente esto ayuda a evitar la pérdida de información, ya que todo está respaldado en la nube y me gusta que esta...

Cole M.
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising

You have complete control. You host it on your own server (or can pay them to host as well) and control every aspect of access to your data. You can create more users, change permissions, add new apps to extend functionality, really anything you can think...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Josep B.
User

Their chat support is the only option and it is a complete disaster. No screen sharing, no live voice, no explaining the problem. Now is compatible with microsoft office online, but is not as good as onedrive.

Scott B.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

The only downside I have found is that it can be a nightmare to set up and configure. It is also very easy to "Break" if you play with the config files. Even if you are looking at a sample file with what they claim are correct configurations. I spent a few...

 
Dropbox Business
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Socorro P.
User

Eso le permite cargar y guardar todo tipo de archivos de forma segura en la nube y es fácil de usar. Es importante tener en cuenta que actualmente esto ayuda a evitar la pérdida de información, ya que todo está respaldado en la nube y me gusta que esta...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Josep B.
User

Their chat support is the only option and it is a complete disaster. No screen sharing, no live voice, no explaining the problem. Now is compatible with microsoft office online, but is not as good as onedrive.

ownCloud
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Cole M.
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising

You have complete control. You host it on your own server (or can pay them to host as well) and control every aspect of access to your data. You can create more users, change permissions, add new apps to extend functionality, really anything you can think...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Scott B.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

The only downside I have found is that it can be a nightmare to set up and configure. It is also very easy to "Break" if you play with the config files. Even if you are looking at a sample file with what they claim are correct configurations. I spent a few...

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